National dams show slight increase
National dams show slight increase

The national average of the dam levels across the country has this week received a slight increase of 2.1% from 60% last week to 62.1% this week. This is according to the dam levels report issued by the Department of Water and Sanitation, after measuring the 215 dams across the country.

2 days ago

Durban's Umhlanga beach closed in wake of sewage spill
Durban's Umhlanga beach closed in wake of sewage spill

A sewage spill in the plush Durban suburb of Umhlanga has forced the closure of all its beaches. The Ethekwini Municipality shut the beaches on Wednesday, 21 February, after a pipe burst, spilling sewage into the water and the promenade, popular with locals and tourists.

By Suthentira Govender 2 days ago

#Budget2018: Drought-ravaged provinces could get up to R6bn in relief
#Budget2018: Drought-ravaged provinces could get up to R6bn in relief

Relief for SA's drought-ridden regions amounting to R6bn was among the proposals announced by finance minister Malusi Gigaba when he delivered the Budget Speech on Wednesday, 21 February.

By Khulekani Magubane 2 days ago

SA-based AsaDuru wins Nigeria Genome Centre rammed earth contract
SA-based AsaDuru wins Nigeria Genome Centre rammed earth contract

AsaDuru has been awarded a contract to build 972m2 of stabilised rammed earth (SRE) walls for the African Centre of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases (ACEGID) at Redeemer's University in Nigeria. The project is funded by the World Bank.

3 days ago

Construction begins on Old Mint Park
Construction begins on Old Mint Park

Atterbury has begun construction on Old Mint Park, a 65,000m2 industrial development located between Midrand and Centurion. The development is a joint venture between Atterbury and Old Mutual Properties.

3 days ago

Bright times lie ahead for black-owned concrete business
Bright times lie ahead for black-owned concrete business

Bright by name. Bright by nature. Bright through sheer hard work and dogged determination participated in the Sasol Siyazenzela Youth Programme (SSYB) in 2015, facilitated with the assistance of female-owned Tushiyah Advisory Services.

Issued by Stone Décor 3 days ago

People in African cities are taking charge of their water supplies - and it's working
People in African cities are taking charge of their water supplies - and it's working

The world has made tremendous progress in bridging the gap between water supply and demand. But there's a long way still to go. In a 2017 joint monitoring report UNICEF and the World Health Organisation noted that more than 844-million people - many of them in Sub-Saharan Africa - still don't have access to improved and safely managed drinking water sources.

By Ellis Adjei Adams 3 days ago

Day Zero moved to 9 July
Day Zero moved to 9 July

Good news for Cape Town, Day Zero has been shifted to 9 July, the city's deputy mayor Ian Neilson confirmed today, 20 February.

20 Feb 2018

Day Zero is meant to cut Cape Town's water use: what is it, and is it working?
Day Zero is meant to cut Cape Town's water use: what is it, and is it working?

The City of Cape Town has introduced the idea of Day Zero to focus everyone's attention on managing water consumption as tightly as possible by cajoling water consumers into reducing usage. Day Zero is when most of the city's taps will be switched off - literally.

By Kevin Winter 20 Feb 2018

Smart building data makes business sense
Smart building data makes business sense

Buildings have become so much more than brick, mortar and glass. They are smart business tools which assist organisations to achieve their business objectives. Today's buildings are essentially technology centres, embedded with complex networks of connected devices and systems. The constant flow of data that these devices (or end points) generate, typically through internet protocol (IP) interfaces, provide businesses with the information that enables seamless and efficient functionality.

By Neil Cameron 20 Feb 2018

Paris “under water” and other European cities facing drastic climate change should trigger planners to think urban spaces differently. ,
When climate comes unhinged, we need to rethink how to build our cities

In late January 2018, Paris seemed to be drowning. Both the Seine and the Marne rivers overflowed for their banks, forcing some suburban city-dwellers to have to row to reach their houses, while the iconic Zouave statue on the Pont d'Alma was even given a life-vest. That was just before snow engulfed the French capital.

By Dagmar Haase 19 Feb 2018

New construction-focused academy launches
New construction-focused academy launches

Afribiz Academy is a new tertiary education institution launching in Johannesburg and specialising in technical training within the construction industry.

19 Feb 2018

Metro exploring new ways to reduce water and electricity losses
Metro exploring new ways to reduce water and electricity losses

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality is on a mission to reduce water and electricity losses through a partnership with the SA Revenue Protection Association (Sarpa).

By Siyamtanda Capa 19 Feb 2018